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Can scaling of the scalp lead to permanent hair loss?

Can scaling of the scalp lead to permanent hair loss?

Not likely.: Usually the rash of "cradle cap" as it is commonly called can lead to some hair loss. This is temporary, however, and should not cause any great alarm. ...Read more

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Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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Could infant malnutrition cause permanent scalp hair loss ?

Could infant malnutrition cause permanent scalp hair loss ?

Its'difficult to say: You are providing a very scant information. What kind of malnutrition and why? Any underlying conditions, bowel surgery? I guess if malnutrition would be corrected, then it shouldn't be a problem. Check with your pediatrician, he/she might know better your child history. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Does scalp scratching cause hair loss or traction alopecia? And is it permanent loss?

Does scalp scratching cause hair loss or traction alopecia? And is it permanent loss?

Possibly: please consult a board certified dermatologist to determine the cause of the irritation and for an examination of your hair follicles. ...Read more

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Minoxidil induced hair loss i permanent or not? And whether it can work on bald scalp ?

Minoxidil induced hair loss i permanent or not? And whether it can work on bald scalp ?

Hair Growth: Minoxidil induces hair growth, not loss. Not everyone will grow hair, and it is less likely to help if you are completely bald. The increase in hair only occurs while you are using minoxidil. When you stop, the hair returns to "normal.". ...Read more

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On rubbing against my ears white skin scales come out and the same type of scales are there on my scalp causing hair loss is there a permanent cure?

On rubbing against my ears white skin scales come out and the same type of scales are there on my scalp causing hair loss is there a permanent cure?

No: You should see a dermatologist for treatment but there is probably no cure for what you have. Sometimes they can disappear on their own but it is nothing to do with the treatment. ...Read more

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Why do I have diffuse hair loss (scalp) as a woman?

Why do I have diffuse hair loss (scalp) as a woman?

Many causes: There are many kinds of hair loss, with many causes, from illnesses to surgical procedures to medications to crash diets to stress. Once you know the cause you can tailor a treatment plan. Your dermatologist can help you with this. Most "natural" hair loss treatments are a waste of money - so get professional help for this. ...Read more

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Do estradot patches helps to reduce scalp hair loss in men?

Do estradot patches helps to reduce scalp hair loss in men?

Generally no: Transgender (male to female) patients on long term estrogen therapy, especially when started while in youth, may experience less male-pattern baldness than they would have otherwise. But generally no, it is not an accepted or effective therapy for male pattern hair loss. Adverse effects also greatly limit use. Minoxidil (Rogain) when used as directed works quite well. ...Read more

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What is the number one ways to combat oily scalp and hair loss ?

What is the number one ways to combat oily scalp and hair loss ?

Scalp hyzine: Vitamin and protein supplement, treat scalp oiliness with apropriate sampoo, avoid excess testosteron.... If taking. Breading and coloring damages hair in long term. See pmd. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more